Keeshond

Keeshond

The Keeshond is one of the friendliest dogs out there. They appear to have a permenant smile on their face. They were originally bred as watchdogs in Holland, but now serve a lovable companions in the home.

Illustration courtesy of the American Kennel Club

Quick Facts


Height

Male: 16-20in

Female: 15-19in

Weight

Male: 35-60lb

Female: 31-50lb

Fun Fact

The Keeshond is the national dog of The Netherlands

About this Breed

If you are looking for a new best friend, look no further than the Keeshond. During the 17th and 18th centuries, these pups guarded river boats in Holland. While these dogs like to bark, they make terrible guard dogs due to their extremely friendly nature. They are fittingly nicknamed “The Smiling Dutchman” in The Netherlands. Keeshonds need an average amount of daily exercise, but require more intensive grooming due to their long double coat. Two brushings a week should suffice with a Keeshond. These pups are quick learners and make exceptional family pets.

Keeshonds on Embark

Explore some Embark dogs that share Keeshond ancestry.

  • Scruffy

    Scruffy

    Purebred

    Cubby

    Cubby

    Purebred

    Nico

    Nico

    Purebred

    Keisha

    Keisha

    Purebred

  • Thor

    Thor

    Purebred

    Zac

    Zac

    Purebred

    Solomon

    Solomon

    Purebred

    Bolt

    Bolt

    Purebred

  • Finn

    Finn

    Purebred

    Molly

    Molly

    Purebred

    Reggie

    Reggie

    Purebred

    Dutch

    Dutch

    Purebred

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Favorite Names

For Males

  1. Koda
  2. Bear
  3. Calvin
  4. Bolt
  5. Bruce
  6. Bud
  7. Bode
  8. Calypso
  9. Charlie B.
  10. Barkley

For Females

  1. Daisy
  2. Luna
  3. Pepper
  4. Bitsy
  5. Cara
  6. Caroline
  7. Caper
  8. Chevy
  9. Chloe
  10. cassidy

Common Locations

  1. South Carolina, United States
  2. New York, United States
  3. Pennsylvania, United States
  4. Wisconsin, United States
  5. North Carolina, United States
  6. Tennessee, United States
  7. California, United States
  8. Ohio, United States
  9. Florida, United States
  10. Indiana, United States

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